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Cohesity Highlights Successes in Government Sector


December 11, 2017

Last year around this time I wrote about how Cohesity helps organizations collapse their secondary workloads. So I figured now would be a good time to offer a brief update on what the company has been up to recently.

As Cohesity reports, it’s now providing its DataPlatform to more than 20 U.S. government agencies. That includes the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Air Force.

Cohesity’s solution consolidates data infrastructure for secondary storage workloads including analytics, backups, files services, and test.dev. The solution complies with Data Center Optimization Initiative, which requires agencies to transition to more efficient infrastructure such as cloud services and inter-agency shared services. The solution also has Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 certification. That’s a National Institute of Standards and Technology security validation that government agencies require.

The company delivers its solution to government customers like those mentioned above in partnership with such entities as 1901 Group and CALIBRE Systems.

"CALIBRE is always looking for innovative and cost-effective solutions as we evolve our infrastructure; we require agility, efficiency, and scalability to respond to the needs of the business and our clients," said Tom Peitler, CTO of CALIBRE Systems. "Cohesity delivers substantial cost savings and reduced complexity while improving our operational capabilities by leveraging software-defined, hyperconverged platforms for secondary storage."

Cohesity was founded by one of the same guys who established Nutanix, the web-scale enterprise cloud platform company that had a wildly successful IPO in late September of 2016. Mohit Aron took his knowledge and success at building hyperconverged systems at Nutanix to build a limitless storage system that consolidates data, makes it easy to search all data, and eliminates duplication.

Backup has been the initial use case for the Cohesity solution. It helps with simplification and eliminates costly software licenses, media servers, and backup targets. That can enable a business to cut its costs by 50 to 80 percent.




Edited by Maurice Nagle









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